• October 15, 2018
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Opinion

Op-Ed: There Is More to Irvine Than Measure B

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Irvine Watchdog or its volunteers.  Irvine Watchdog welcomes all views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by Irvine residents and welcome their posts for the Opinion section. We want to hear from you! If you would like […]

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Wagner, Kuo, O’Malley: It’s Raining PAC Money

When it comes to donations, Mayor Wagner’s slate with Anthony Kuo and Carrie O’Malley has no competition. For those who haven’t seen the post Mayoral Campaign Thoughts, almost $800,000 is being funneled through political action committees (PACs) to support Mayor Wagner’s slate. To provide perspective, the average non-developer backed city council candidate actively campaigns in hopes to receive […]

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Mayoral Campaign Thoughts

Back in July, Irvine Watchdog expressed that the 2018 mayoral race should be a catalyst for civic engagement.  Fast forward to today, just four weeks until election day, and let the facts speak for themselves: Ing Tiong – (no campaign website) Mr. Tiong is on record as saying he moved to Irvine a few years ago […]

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Johnson-Norris: Misleading Statement and Corruption in One Night

Misleading Voters: On August 20, 2018, I attended the Democratic Party of Orange County’s endorsement meeting. Unexpectedly, I was given a minute to speak before the Central Committee cast their votes to endorse two of the three democrats running for Irvine City Council: Farrah Khan, Kev Abazajian, and Lauren Johnson-Norris. My message was clear:  We […]

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How Irvine Watchdog Came To Be

Where did Irvine Watchdog come from? Why did it form? Put simply, recent actions by some aggressive developers, anonymous sources, and a number of complicit city council members left many of us frustrated and outraged. We met each other through campaigns such as Irvine for Responsible Growth and recruited like-minded residents to our rapidly growing […]

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How Much Affordable Housing is There in Irvine?

How much affordable housing is there in Irvine? It is a simple question. Or is it? Consider as well that if a politician were to say “There is plenty of affordable housing in Irvine”, we think we know what this means. Why? We believe we understand the question as well as the hypothetical politician’s statement […]

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Irvine: Transparency, Accountability, Honesty

Dear Irvine residents, Hope to see you on Sunday, September 30th for the Irvine City Council Candidates Debate. There are 2 open seats, and 12 candidates running. Given that most recent council decisions on important issues have been decided 3-2, this is a critical election cycle. Please join us for what will prove to be an eventful […]

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General Plan Amendment Back On the Council Agenda!

The Irvine Watchdog reported earlier that due to issues with the Survey and other concerns the General Plan Amendment was removed / delayed from tonight’s council meeting. Https://irvinewatchdog.org/2018/08/17/general-plan-update-postponed-again/ In a supplemental agenda that was just sent around, the General Plan presentation has been put back on at the end of tonight’s jam packed agenda. Please come […]

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8/21/18 Irvine Planning Commission Notes

Highlights: The back story : read the hidden truths behind parking issues in Irvine Village Neighborhoods. The persuasive power of public comments at Commission Meetings: Commissioners listen AND respond to the public! See how public comment on both major agenda items influenced commission discussions and decisions. Will there be an Irvine Municipal bus system in […]

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The Anonymous Attacks Have Begun

Anybody receive an email with this?   This is dirty campaigning at its best and the race for mayor has just begun! For years now our city has been inundated with unethical campaigning often funded by dark/developer money through political action committees (PACs).  This is a problem.  I am not for or against Ed Pope, […]

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